Archive for Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 2009. [OPERA OR OPERETTA]


VenueWales Millennium Centre
Other spaces: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Donald Gordon Theatre, Weston Studio Theatre
From17th September 2009
To4th October 2009
WhenSep 17,19,26,30, Oct 4 at 16:00
PricesFrom £5.00. To £37.50.
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Madam Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)

An American naval officer (Pinkerton) 'acquires' a 15 year old Geisha wife during a stay in Japan - but has no intention of staying with her. After a while he returns to the USA and marries his fiancee. Meanwhile, Butterfly waits for him for three years, cut off from her family, religion and culture by being an American wife. And she is now a mother. When he finally returns she is overjoyed, but he brings with him his new wife. Story originally published in a magazine.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giuseppe Giacosa
Lyrics Luigi Illica (1904)

Archive :: production:T531635024, opera or operetta:S2007, venue:V1984858935
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles (and Welsh in Wales). Running time approx. 2 hours 50 mins.


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzo
Conductor Simon Phillippo (Venue Cymru)
Director Joachim Herz
Design Reinhart Zimmermann
Costume Eleonore Kleiber
Lighting John Waterhouse
Performer Amanda Roocroft (Cio-Cio-San)
Performer Russell Thomas (Pinkerton)
Performer Neal Davies (Sharpless)
Performer Claire Bradshaw (Suzuki)

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